What Is A Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Psychiatric nurse practitioners are health care providers who have completed a master’s degree in nursing, with a concentration in mental health care. A psychiatric NP can diagnose, treat, and manage mental health illness, such as Anxiety, Depression , ADHD, or Bipolar Disorder in a similar way as a psychiatrist.
How are we different? As psychiatric nurse practitioners, we provide a more holistic treatment approach of the individual in addition to medication treatments.
We often spend more time in the assessment of your concerns, recommend additional testing or blood work, and work with you as an individual on your treatment goals using solution-focused or supportive therapy. We work in collaboration with a psychiatrist to optimize treatment outcomes.